Science for Energy and Sustainability (SfES) is an interdisciplinary track within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. Each discipline contributes courses that can be selected allowing a programme geared towards only physics, a mixture of physics and chemistry or supplemented with courses dealing with societal aspects of sustainability. It's a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam.
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The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy offers specialisations in offers specialisations in seven tracks. Science for Energy and Sustainability is one of them. The other tracks are:
SfES combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme allows for a flexible curriculum containing mostly physics or additional chemistry or business oriented courses; as such it covers a broad area of hot topics, such as renewable energy technologies, green chemistry and photophysical and photochemical energy conversion.
SfES is an outward-looking programme, geared towards the cutting edge of energy and sustainability research. It gives you the skills and knowledge to move from understanding the state-of-the-art, to actually developing new sustainable technologies that can be implemented in society.
Chose physics, a mixture of physics and chemistry, or supplement your program with political, societal and management aspects of energy and sustainability.
Skills driven courses geared to develop your personal impact on sustainability issues
Projects are available for research outside academic laboratories.
Perform research in world class labs and at companies targeting sustainability. Or, start your own company at out start up incubator program
Graduates of the Master’s track Energy and Sustainability have the possibility to become independent researchers in the emerging field of Energy & Sustainability, which is expected to undergo a fast growth over the next decades. It allows them to pursue a PhD degree and are also well equipped to pursue a career as a physicist in industry, in business or other relevant sectors, such as energy companies.
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Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate in Physics and Astronomy to graduates. As a Physics and Astronomy student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.
|Degree programme||MSc Physics and Astronomy|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|